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Dec 5, 2016 11:55 am

Dominick Cruz on Cody Garbrandt: He’s literally about as smart as a rock

On December 30, in the co-main event of UFC 207, bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will attempt to defend his title against dangerous undefeated striker Cody Garbrandt. It’s arguable, of course, that the shot should have instead been awarded to former champ TJ Dillashaw, but Cruz and Garbrandt’s sizzling beef was more than enough to convince...

Dec 5, 2016 7:51 am

Henry Cejudo on loss to Benavidez: Everybody keeps telling me I won

Last Saturday, the UFC returned to Las Vegas, Nevada with the finale of the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter. The card was headlined by a flyweight title fight between dominant champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and unsung challenger Tim Elliott. The co-main event, meanwhile, pitted top-ranked flyweights and recent Mighty Mouse victims Joseph Benavidez...

Dec 4, 2016 10:53 am

MMA community reacts to Joseph Benavidez’s split-decision win over Henry Cejudo

The Ultimate Fighter coaches Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo went to war in the co-main event of last night’s TUF 24 Finale fight card in Las Vegas. After three-rounds of back and forth action, Bruce Buffer stepped in to the octagon and announced that Benavidez had been awarded the victory via split-decision. One judge scored...

Nov 30, 2016 7:51 am

Cody Garbrandt wants to be named Fighter of the Year after he ‘dismantles’ Dominick Cruz

It’s been a banner year for undefeated bantamweight Cody Garbrandt. The 25-year-old kicked off 2016 with a first-round knockout of Augusto Mendes. Next up was another first-round KO, this time over the then undefeated Thomas Almeida. Then, in his most recent bout, Garbrandt delivered a 48-second knockout of gritty Japanese veteran Takeya Mizugaki. If Garbrandt...


Nov 28, 2016 4:27 pm

Tony Ferguson: Conor McGregor does not want any part of me

Earlier this month, lightweight contender Tony Ferguson extended his win-streak to nine with a win over the division’s former champion, Rafael Dos Anjos. One week later, Khabib Nurmagomedov scored a similarly impressive win over Michael Johnson, extending his record to a ridiculous 24-0 in the process. Given their current streaks, either man could easily be...

Nov 21, 2016 6:47 am

VIDEO | TJ Dillashaw looking deadly in training ahead of UFC 207 bout

  #Repost @duanebangcom ・・・ BMT Hook slip drill with My Ninja @TJDillashaw @LudwigMMA thank you coach @kurtsouthern A video posted by tjdillashaw (@tjdillashaw) on Nov 20, 2016 at 7:32pm PST In May of 2014, an unsung TJ Dillashaw shocked the world by dominating the seemingly unbeatable Renan Barao to win the UFC bantamweight title. From...

Nov 19, 2016 9:42 pm

Michael Chandler Defeats Benson Henderson in Bellator 165 Main Event

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to the SAP Center in San Jose, California with Bellator 165. In the card’s main event, reigning Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler attempted to defend his title against former WEC and UFC lightweight titleholder Benson Henderson. Though Chandler would ultimately succeed on this mission, Henderson did not make it easy...

Nov 19, 2016 4:51 pm

UFC Fight Night 99 Bonus Report

‘UFC Fight Night 99’ in Belfast, Northern Ireland, delivered some memorable fights and solid finishes. With that said, four “Performance of the night” awards were handed out at today’s post fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC Fight Night 99’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the night bonus – Jack Marshman made a...

Nov 17, 2016 6:58 am

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley “I don’t believe that fight was a draw. I think I won. So I am ready to move forward”

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley joined host Chris Taylor on BJPENN.com’s Rapid Fire segment where he discussed his UFC 205 “fight of the night” title bout with Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. The epic five-round war between ‘T-Wood’ and ‘Wonderboy’ was declared a 47-47 draw by two of the three judges in attendance, with the third judge awarding ‘T-Wood’...

Nov 6, 2016 5:58 am

UFC Fight Night 98 Bonuses: Tony Ferguson and Rafael Dos Anjos Get Rewarded For Epic Scrap

Last night, the UFC returned to Mexico City, Mexico, with a compelling, 13-fight card. Though many of the matchups on the bill resulted in rather lacklustre decisions, the card was highlighted by several performances that were clear choices for post-fight bonuses. The main event was one of these fights. That main event pitted former lightweight...

Nov 5, 2016 11:24 pm

VIDEO | Tony Ferguson defeats Rafael dos Anjos (highlights)

In the main event of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 Finale, streaking UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson continued his impressive win streak as he defeated former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in dominant fashion, picking apart dos Anjos with his extremely unorthodox striking style. While both men landed big blows throughout the fight, Ferguson managed...

Nov 4, 2016 10:08 am

Charles Oliveira misses weight by 9 pounds ahead of ‘UFC Mexico’ fight

While #8 ranked featherweight Charles Oliveira has spent the majority of his UFC career competing at featherweight, ‘Do Bronx’ has been frequently criticized for being inconsistent in regards to his ability to make the featherweight limit of 145 pounds. Friday morning in Mexico City, Oliveira missed weight for his ‘TUF Latin America 3 Finale’ fight...

Nov 2, 2016 5:28 pm

BREAKING! TJ Dillashaw vs. John Lineker set for UFC 207

We now know that UFC 207 will be co-headlined by a men’s bantamweight title fight between reigning champion Dominick Cruz and streaking challenger Cody Garbrandt. Well, as it turns out, this co-main event won’t be the only high profile men’s bantamweight scrap on the December 30 card, as a bout between former champion TJ Dillashaw...

Nov 2, 2016 6:02 am

Report: UFC 207 to Get TJ Dillashaw vs. John Lineker Bantamweight Battle

We now know that UFC 207 will be co-headlined by a men’s bantamweight title fight between reigning champion Dominick Cruz and streaking challenger Cody Garbrandt. Well, as it turns out, this co-main event won’t be the only high profile men’s bantamweight scrap on the December 30 card. According to a report from ESPN.com, a bout between...

Oct 30, 2016 5:55 am

VIDEO | Actor Idris Elba Looks Impressive in His Kickboxing Debut

  Idris Elba Smashes it at York Hall! 👊🏾😂🇬🇧 A video posted by Madonna (@madonna) on Oct 28, 2016 at 5:58pm PDT England’s Idris Elba is a man of many talents. In addition to being an award-winning actor with top roles in shows like The Wire and Luther, and big screen hits like Thor, Star Trek Beyond and Pacific Rim, he’s also a...

Oct 26, 2016 2:27 pm

REPORT: Nick Diaz offered UFC 206 title fight with Michael Bisping

MMA veteran Nick Diaz is no stranger to big fights inside the cage. In just his second pro fight, Diaz won the IFC United States welterweight championship by defeating Chris Lytle. Over the course of the neck 15 years, Diaz went on to win the WEC championship, as well as the Strikeforce welterweight championship. With...

Oct 26, 2016 1:03 pm

Report | Fedor Emelianenko is Training for a Fight

Good news for fans of Fedor Emelianenko! According to a report from Russian journalist Alexey Safonov, the heavyweight legend has returned to training in preparation for an upcoming bout – though the date, location and opponent for that bout do not appear to be clear. Contracts have also not yet been signed. Fedor has started training...

Oct 24, 2016 10:45 am

Olympic boxer Mikaela Mayer training with Ronda Rousey ahead of UFC 207 return

With Ronda Rousey set to return to the Octagon to face current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in December, she is surely ramping up her training regiment. It looks like Rousey has brought in 2016 U.S. Olympic boxer Mikaela Mayer to get some sparring done. Mayer posted a photo with Rousey...

Oct 23, 2016 8:28 am

VIDEO | Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 2 (Free Fight)

Current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and perennial lightweight contender Nate Diaz squared off for a second time in the main event of UFC 202 this past August in Las Vegas. The Diaz vs. McGregor rematch lived up to the massive hype as the bitter rivals went to war for twenty-five minutes, with Conor McGregor...

Oct 21, 2016 12:13 pm

The UFC is Casting Octagon Girls for a Reality Series on POP TV Network

We’re all familiar with The Ultimate Fighter, the UFC’s trademark reality show, throughout which contestants compete for UFC contracts and sometimes even title shots or championship belts. Though the series has produced a few lacklustre seasons, its also given us UFC stars like Nate Diaz, Forrest Griffin, Diego Sanchez, Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping, TJ Dillashaw,...

Oct 18, 2016 5:10 pm

Sports analyst Shannon Sharpe claims Nate Diaz will never make 155 again

There seems to be a bit of confusion surrounding UFC star Nate Diaz and his weight. “Undisputed” sports analyst co-host, Shannon Sharpe said on a recent episode that Diaz could not make the lightweight limit of 155 pounds, even after Diaz has fought the majority of his career in the lightweight division. “Nate Diaz can’t...

Oct 16, 2016 5:43 pm

On This Day in MMA History: Michael Bisping Defeats Yoshihiro Akiyama In Back-and-Forth War

Earlier this year, in the main event of UFC 199, Michael Bisping shocked the world by scoring a beautiful, first-round knockout over middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. Earlier this month, the Brit defended the middleweight title he stole from Rockhold with a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over a former foil in Dan Henderson. Unexpected as it is,...